Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Near that place; about there: somewhere in Kansas or thereabouts.
  • adv. About that number, amount, or time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Alternative form of thereabout.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as thereabout, 2 and 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. near that time or date
  • adv. near that place

Etymologies

thereabout +‎ -s (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This week, or thereabouts, is the UK paperback debut of The Herring Seller's Apprentice, by L.C. Tyler.

    Reading

  • My beloved electric kettle, which ladegard gave me in 1995 or thereabouts, is on its last legs.

    The Search For Mount Snuffleupagus

  • On February 19th 2010, franz chong wrote: fast forward twenty years of thereabouts from the my two dads them and you could have two and a half men.

    NBC Cancels Christian Slater Drama “My Own Worst Enemy”

  • Not only did I like what I did, his fans all wrote me and liked it enough to buy prints, and, Farmer himself, at 90 or thereabouts, is the owner the painting, he liked it so much!

    MIND MELD: The 'Responsibility' of Cover Art

  • I used to calculate that if you put the registered unemployed at round about two millions and threw in the destitute and those who for one reason and another were not registered, you might take the number of underfed people in England (for everyone on the dole or thereabouts is underfed) as being, at the very most, five millions.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • George as he knew of the "great house," as it was called thereabouts, that is to say he had seen him once or twice -- in the distance.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • This would mean that Ida died in 559 or thereabouts, which is inconsistent with his being responsible for killing Peredur in 580.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Our MCI phone service handles 70 million calls thereabouts every weekend alone.

    CNN Transcript Jul 2, 2002

  • And for somuch (saie they) as we read of none other of anie name thereabouts, it is to be thought that he planted the same in Chester, where his successors did afterwards vse to harbour their legions for the winter season, and in time of rest from iournies which they haue to make against their common enimies.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8) The Fovrth Booke Of The Historie Of England

  • "Because I've a call thereabouts myself to-day, an 'if you vas minded to go along, I'd be honoured, sir, honoured."

    Peregrine's Progress

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